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TITLE
General Wade's Road, Grantown-on-Spey
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GM_POSTCARDS_066
PLACENAME
Grantown on Spey
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie
SOURCE
Grantown Museum
ASSET ID
23320
KEYWORDS
transport
forests
General Wade's Road, Grantown-on-Spey

A view of General Wade's Road, in Grantown-on-Spey, in the former parish of Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie.

General Wade's military roads were built under the supervision of General George Wade, Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces, in order to provide the military with fast routes of travel through the Highlands. General Wade had been granted the authority by King George I to disarm the Highland clans and thus remove their military autonomy.

The first military road was constructed in the summer of 1725, and the road in Grantown was finished in 1733.


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General Wade's Road, Grantown-on-Spey

MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

transport; forests

Grantown Museum

Grantown Museum Photographic Collection

A view of General Wade's Road, in Grantown-on-Spey, in the former parish of Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie.<br /> <br /> General Wade's military roads were built under the supervision of General George Wade, Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces, in order to provide the military with fast routes of travel through the Highlands. General Wade had been granted the authority by King George I to disarm the Highland clans and thus remove their military autonomy. <br /> <br /> The first military road was constructed in the summer of 1725, and the road in Grantown was finished in 1733. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: gosmuseum@btconnect.com">Grantown Museum</a>